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AMIR KHAN DROPS LUIS COLLAZO THREE TIMES EN ROUTE TO UNANIMOUS DECISION WIN

By Ben Thompson | May 03, 2014
AMIR KHAN DROPS LUIS COLLAZO THREE TIMES EN ROUTE TO UNANIMOUS DECISION WIN

Moments ago at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, former jr. welterweight champion Amir Khan made a successful debut in the 147-pound division, defeating former welterweight champion Luis Collazo via dominant unanimous decision. Although Collazo showed absolutely no respect for Khan's power, he had no answer for his hand speed and combinations, which took their toll and eventually dropped him two more times late in the fight. In the end, all three judges scored the bout 117-106, 119-104, and 119-104 in favor of Khan.

AMIR KHAN VS. LUIS COLLAZO

ROUND 1
Khan comes out flicking his jab. Right hook from Khan grazes Collazo. Collazo looks patient. Nice right from Khan backs him up. Another right from Khan gets in. Collazo sneaks in a left hook. Nice counter right from Collazo. Quick straight right lands for Khan. Left hook lands for Khan. Nice body shot lands for Khan. Round to Khan.

Khan 10 Collazo 9

ROUND 2
Khan digs a left to the body. Collazo works the body. Collazo walking Khan down now with a smile on his face. Right lands for Khan. Nice right from Khan snaps the head of Collazo back. Khan fires to the body. Another right lands for Khan. Uppercut lands for Khan. They trade some shots on the inside. They trade jabs. Left hook lands for Khan and Collazo stagger back. Nice three-punch combo lands for Khan. Collazo lands two hooks. Round to Khan.

Khan 20 Collazo 18

ROUND 3
Short left hook lands for Khan. Collazo continues to walk him down. Right hand from Khan gets in as Collazo pulls back. Two rights land for Khan. Another right lands for Khan. The hand speed and combinations from Khan are making the difference so far in the fight. Another three-punch combo lands for Khan. Quick right lands for Khan. Collazo digs to the body. Another quick right lands for Khan. Collazo swinging with bad intentions. Left to the body lands for Collazo. Right from Khan lands again. Nice right lands for Khan. Round to Khan.

Khan 30 Collazo 27

ROUND 4
HARD right from Khan puts Collazo down for the first time of the fight. He's up and takes the count. Khan lands a quick combo. Collazo digs to the body. Uppercut lands for Khan. Khan lands a couple of rights. He's really landing a lot. Now Collazo lands a right that has Khan covering up. Collazo lands a left that backs Khan up. Collazo walking him down with his hands down. Collazo lands some body shots. Collazo walking him down with his hands down showing no respect at all. Round to Khan.

Khan 40 Collazo 35

ROUND 5
Collazo gets in a left. Khan lands a right. Overhand left lands for Collazo. Right lands for Khan. Collazo still walking him down. Left to the body lands for Collazo. Khan fires a combination and holds. Nice stif jab lands for Khan. Round to Khan.

Khan 50 Collazo 44

ROUND 6
Quick combo lands for Khan. Right and a left upstairs lands for Khan. Collazo lands a good left to the body. Another. Right cross lands for Khan. Another right lands for Khan. Uppercut followed by a right hook lands for Collazo. Collazo still pressing forward as Khan peppers him with combos. Straight right lands for Khan. Collazo pushes him back with a left down the middle. Another right lands for Khan. Round to Khan.

Khan 60 Collazo 53

ROUND 7
Khan gets in some jabs. Collazo lands some jabs. Nice left lands for Collazo. Right lands for Collazo. Khan answers with one of his own. Left hook lands for Khan. 1-2 lands for Khan. Quick right lands for Khan. Collazo digs some shots to the body. Right hand down the middle lands for Khan. Straight right lands for Khan. Again. Round to Khan.

Khan 70 Collazo 62

ROUND 8
Khan jabs. The ref takes a point from Collazo for a low blow. Left lands for Collazo. Right hand lands for Khan. Quick combo from Khan. Collazo definitely just looking for a knockout at this point. Left hook gets in for Collazo. Overhand left from Collazo stagger Khan for a second. Straight left lands for Collazo. Another left gets in for Collazo. Now Khan gets a point taken away for holding. Both guys fires shots at the end of the round. Round to Collazo, but both fighters lost a point.

Khan 78 Collazo 71

ROUND 9
Right hand lands for Khan. Another right lands for Khan. Collazo gets in a 1-2. Khan lands a nice combo. Crisp right lands for Khan. Collazo gets in a left. 1-2 lands for Khan. Right to the body lands for Khan. Collazo gets in a staight left. Right lands for Khan. Collazo lands a nice combo now. Close round, but I give it to Collazo.

Khan 87 Collazo 81

ROUND 10
Quick 1-2 lands for Khan. Another nice combo lands for Khan. Right and a left lands for Khan and the crowd gets excited. HARD body shot lands for Khan and Collazo goes down again. Khan jumps on him and lands another right and a left that puts Collazo down again. Khan jumps on him again and unloads against the ropes. Collazo looks exhausted. Khan lets his hands go. Collazo survives. Impressive round from Khan.

Khan 97 Collazo 88

ROUND 11
Khan peppers him with some shots. Hard left to the body lands for Khan. Collazo lands two right hooks. Quick right lands for Khan. Left to the body and a left upstairs lands for Khan. Collazo gets in a left hook. 1-2 from Khan and he dances away. Right hook and an uppercut lands for Collazo. Close round, but I give it to Khan.

Khan 107 Collazo 97

ROUND 12
Low blow from Collazo and Khan goes down. The action resumes. Quick right from Khan. Nice combo lands for Khan. Left hook lands for Khan. Both fighters trade punches. Right lands for Khan and he dips away. Three-punch combo lands for Khan. Collazo gets in an uppercut. Round to Khan.

Khan 117 Collazo 106

Official judges scorecards: 117-106, 119-104, 119-104

THE WINNER BY UNANIMOUS DECISION...AMIR KHAN



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